Tuesday, Jul 18, 2006

Government needs a HIP replacement

In2Perspective: Estate agents 'thankful' for HIP U-turn

Estate agents and mortgage lenders are breathing a collective sigh of relieve today after the Government announced it is unable to meet the necessary timetable to fully introduce Home Information Packs (HIPs) in June 2007.

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1. uncle tom said...

So the government is abandoniong ship on yet another of it's policies - police mergers, ID cards and now a major element of the HIP.

Like the others of course, it is only a postponement - they haven't the guts to admit it was a dumb idea - but the home condition report now looks dead and buried - pity those who have been training to undertake them!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 08:09PM Report Comment
 

2. Theplumber said...

what about the poor buggers who have paid upto 9000 to a company to become an inspector the same company owned by one of the ministers who introduced it in the first place these people are scum get em out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 09:57PM Report Comment
 

3. inbreda said...

Not a worry - it could have been the catalyst, but abandoning it doesn't solve the mess, it just delays the inevitable. And as I've said before, the longer they ignore the problem, the harder it's going to be.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:27PM Report Comment
 

4. Andy said...

I was waiting to see the results of the HIPs not sure whether it would have spurred a crash in prices or the opposite. I fared the opposite even though it would have helped me as a first time buyer to get on teh housing ladder.

I have noticed that hardened commentators on here have remained quieter of late. Does this mean that a crash is less likely and that prices might go up 50%. I do not see how this is possible however I have thought this before and proven wrong.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:37PM Report Comment
 

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7. P. Doff said...

Predictable (I say smugly). Thank goodness common sense has prevailed (eventually). As for postponement or abandonment, I'll know better when I find out if my employer continues with the training programme.

Whatever happened to that other MP's dumb suggestion to force people to do away with hot water bath taps and replace them with incredibly expensive thermostat controled taps that can only deliver nice, safe warm water. Is that still on the cards?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 01:09AM Report Comment
 

8. Indiablue19 said...

Andy said.....{hardened commentators have remained quieter....}

Perhaps because the webmaster doesn't print half of what we write?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:43AM Report Comment
 

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